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October 27th, 2007

Saudi citizenship for foreign researchers

Abstract:
IN a bid to solve Saudi Arabia's scientific workforce shortage, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has given the green light to a law allowing foreign researchers resident in the country to apply for Saudi citizenship.

According to Abdulaziz Mohammed Ahmed Al Ajlan, associate professor of entomology at King Faisal University in Al Hasa, the kingdom has a workforce shortage in many areas of science and technology, such as health, agriculture, engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology, Al Ajlan said that Saudi Arabia is making great progress in the field of water desalination, and the scheme "will give the country a boost so it can be a pioneer in all scientific and technological fields."

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